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Denmark is a Scandinavian/Nordic country and member of the European Union has more than 7.500 km of coastline. It consists of the peninsula, Jutland, and many islands, most notably Zealand, Funen, Lolland, Falster and Bornholm, as well as hundreds of minor islands and has more than 7.500 km of coastline.
Denmark is placed very high internationally – the country is one of only five in the world that live up to the UN target of granting 0.7 per cent GNI to development assistance.
In most regards however Denmark is usually recognized by its social balance, equality, low levels of corruption and transparency, universal welfare services such as free healthcare, free education, high minimum wages and high levels of unemployment benefits that form the basis of a flexicurity system where the workforce can move from sector to sector with relative ease.
Denmark has a mild and temperate climate. It rains or snows every second day (during the wintertime it snows seven days a month).
Population: 5.6m inhabitants
Language: The official language is Danish. English is widely spoken.
Currency: Danish krone (DKK)
Education system in Denmark has high quality at all levels and it is essential to ensure competitiveness in today’s globalised world. This is why education is a key priority in Denmark. With their high academic standards combined with innovative learning approaches, the Danish institutions are preparing their students to play an active role in a globalised, knowledge based society.
The quality of Danish education is assured in many ways. It is mainly regulated and financed by the state, and all public educational institutions are approved and evaluated on an ongoing basis.
Students at Danish institutions are encouraged to play an active role in their learning process and take responsibility for carrying out projects independently or in small groups. In addition to attending classes, students are expected to participate in discussions and continuously develop their critical and analytical skills.
Millions of tourists visit Denmark every year. People come to see attractions such as Tivoli, the Little Mermaid or Legoland. Or to enjoy Danish food culture and the New Nordic Cuisine which today dominates the world of gastronomy. And some come to enjoy the Danish countryside with its many thousands of kilometers of coastline. But regardless of why many tourists visit Denmark, studies show that the friendly Danish population is always one of the greatest attractions.
Denmark is steeped in a rich and diverse history, just waiting to be discovered. You can go and find your own Viking treasures, try a trip in a Viking longboat or walk amongst ancient rune stones and burial mounds. The impressive legacy of Denmark’s long, regal past also awaits you, in the many Danish castles and manor houses open to the public. For children, there are hundreds of history museums with interactive exhibits and living museums outdoors. So, step back in time and venture into the history of Denmark.
You can sponsor your family if you are a citizen of Denmark, Nordic countries or the EU/EEA.
If you are not a citizen of Denmark, Nordic countries or the EU/EEA, you must hold a residence permit in order to be able to sponsor your family in Denmark.
You can live and work in Denmark permanently under the Green Card Scheme.
Find out if you qualify for the Green Card Scheme (link to the Free Assessment).